Cedar cladding and enormous stretches of glass function in a weekend home referred to as Sonoma Wine Nation, which has been enlarged by US studio Feldman Structure.
The undertaking is positioned within the Sonoma County city of Healdsburg, inside the coronary heart of northern California’s wine area. It sits on a 40-acre (16-hectare) property with sweeping views of the terrain.
The unique dwelling, accomplished just a few years in the past, was designed by San Francisco’s Feldman Structure – and the studio was tapped to develop the dwelling.
“The second part of design at Sonoma Wine Nation works to remodel an easy, one-bedroom retreat right into a dynamic escape for a rising household,” the group stated.
The home was initially composed of two perpendicular bars, forming a L-shaped plan. A wing operating east to west contained a storage, media room and bed room suite; a wing operating north to south held a shared house for cooking, eating and lounging.
For the growth, the architects added a central quantity and prolonged the east-west bar, forming a T-shaped home. It now totals 3,634 sq. toes (338 sq. metres).
The kitchen was moved to the central quantity. Designed to spill onto a rear terrace, the kitchen can accommodate household meals and bigger gatherings.
A bed room quantity – containing a sleeping space, research and toilet – was added on the east aspect. The brand new quantity overlooks a meadow and opens onto a terrace with a hearth pit.
“The swish addition seamlessly expands the house’s personal wing east, inserting an up to date, secluded main suite overlooking expansive views of the valley flooring and distant hills,” the studio stated.
The current undertaking additionally included the creation of a indifferent studio for yoga, pilates and media viewing. Located near the principle dwelling, the 436-square-foot (41-square-metre) studio acts as a “calming hideaway tucked right into a wooded grove”.
The brand new additions proceed the house’s present vocabulary of shed roofs, darkish cedar siding and ample glazing. Inside finishes embrace plaster partitions and concrete flooring.
The home is meant to supply a powerful connection to the panorama.
One standout function is a collection of 4 outsized, counterweight glass doorways within the nice room, which have been created as a part of part one. When opened, the doorways allow the room to circulate onto patios and supply “comfy out of doors residing in each scorching and funky climate”.
Based in 2003, Feldman Structure has designed quite a few residential initiatives in California and past. Others embrace a Santa Cruz seashore home clad in salvaged wooden and the renovation of a “quirky round home” perched on a hillside close to Silicon Valley.
The images is by Adam Rouse.
Architect: Feldman Structure
Structure group: Jonathan Feldman (undertaking principal), Leila Bijan Kuehr (job captain)
Inside designer: Ann Lowengart Interiors
Panorama design: Lutsko Associates
Basic contractor: Jungsten Building
Structural engineer: Strandberg Engineering